II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a) (Continued)
B. Progress and Accomplishments;
o In FY 1984, 131 school teams were trained and 500 schools received
technical assistance as did all 50 State education agencies.
o ED awarded 6 contracts: five for the Regional Centers and one for the
National Data Base and Program Support Project.
C. Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness;
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program has established teams of
school and community personnel supported with training and follow-up assis-
tance in every State and territory. Now in its 12th year, the program
has trained 4,500 teams throughout the country.
There are no evaluation data on students' alcohol and drug use behavior
before and after the application of various program intentions.
The school-team approach has been recognized as successful in coordinating
efforts by parents, students, educators, and the community to deal more
effectively with alcohol and drug abuse prevention; the Department's
efforts have been endorsed by inclusion in the President's Federal Strat-
egy for Prevention of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking in FY 1982.
D. Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation;
There is to be more emphasis on parent involvement in the program.
E. Supporting Studies and Analyses Cited in Section C Above;
A study was completed by OPBE, "An Impact Study of Personnel Trained by
the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program," A. T. Kearney, Inc.,
Alexandria, Virginia, May 1981.
A report on the "School Team Approach" was prepared under Grant No. 78-JN-
AX-0016 from the National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, "Reducing School Crime—A Report
on the School Team Approach," Social Action Research Center, San Rafael,
California, August 1983.
F. Other Supporting Data;
III. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program is requiring all subcontractors to
design and Implement their own evaluation and provide the evaluation data
to the National Data Base and Program Support project.t officials and other public service and community leaders to pre-